Root Canal Specialist

Emergency Dentist NYC

Emergency, Cosmetic, and General Dentistry located in Union Square, New York City, NY

Severe decay or trauma can cause serious damage in the nerve (pulp) of your tooth, and the best solution is an endodontic procedure called root canal therapy. At Emergency Dentist NYC in Union Square, Manhattan, New York, the skilled dental specialists offer emergency root canal treatment to get you out of pain and restore your tooth to full function. Call the office or click the online booking tool to set up your appointment now.

Root Canal Q & A

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the tiny pathways that runs through your tooth and down to your tooth root. Each tooth has at least one, and sometimes up to four, root canals. When your tooth is infected, the infection can spread into the nerves and blood vessels (the tooth pulp) inside your teeth, which triggers serious pain within your root canals and throughout your teeth. 

In this situation, the best course of action is a treatment that removes the tooth pulp and cleans the root canals. This procedure, called root canal therapy, is often simply referred to as a root canal. 

What are the symptoms that I need root canal therapy?

Some of the symptoms that could indicate you need root canal therapy may include: 

  • Severe tooth pain while chewing
  • Increase in tooth sensitivity with hot or cold beverages
  • Bumpy spot on your gums around the painful tooth
  • Tooth darkening in color
  • Swelling gums around the painful tooth

These symptoms may start gradually and then increase in intensity. If you experience these symptoms, don't wait to get help. Waiting too long could allow the damage to spread even more. Emergency Dentist NYC offers emergency root canal therapy to get you out of pain fast.

How does root canal therapy work?

Emergency Dentist NYC begins by taking digital X-rays using their on-site cone beam computed tomography (cone beam CT) machine. This machine creates an ultra detailed 3D image of your teeth, including the fine details that identify the exact areas requiring treatment. 

You'll typically get a local anesthetic injection to numb the tooth and the surrounding area. If you have severe dental anxiety you can also get intravenous (IV) sedation for your root canal therapy. 

A rubber dam protects the tooth and keeps it dry during your procedure. Through a tiny access hole in your tooth, specialized tools remove decayed tissue and clean the root canals. Then, after your tooth is sealed for protection, you'll get a small temporary filling to protect the access hole in your tooth. 

You'll usually get a temporary crown restoration to wear home. When your custom crown's ready, it's bonded permanently to your tooth.

When you’re in pain, you can rely on emergency root canal therapy at Emergency Dentist NYC for immediate relief. Call the office or click the online booking tool to arrange your appointment now.